30 CFR § 710.2 - Objectives.
§ 710.2 Objectives.
The objectives of the initial regulatory program are to—
(a) Protect the health and safety of the public and minimize the damage to the environment resulting from surface coal mining operations during the interval between enactment of the Act and adoption of a permanent State or Federal regulatory program; and
(b) Coordinate the State and Federal regulatory programs to accomplish the purposes of the Act.